40th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show
For 40 years, hundreds of volunteers have tirelessly lent their time and talents to producing the annual Art & Antiques Show, a massive undertaking for an incredible cause.
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital was founded in 1973 when Ellen Cavert invited 40 of her friends to join her to increase community awareness and raise funds for the hospital. Wolfson Children’s Hospital became Ellen’s mission after one of her twin granddaughters died following a premature birth. With that mission clearly in focus for the past 40 years, nearly 400 members of the Women’s Board have raised more than $27 million for facilities, equipment and programs.
The 1976 Wolfson’s Boehm Exhibit was the first Women’s Board event. This was followed by the winter Antiques Show held in 1977. Now called the Art & Antiques Show, this three-day show and sale, annually produced by The Women’s Board, begins with a Benefactor Preview Reception and Opening Night Party, which is the much anticipated highlight of Jacksonville’s social season.